I have just received my father-in-law's army service record and I am having trouble translating some of the abbreviations etc. I wondered if there were some knowledgeable people on here who would know about the workings of the Royal Engineers during the Second World War and who could answer a few questions? He was George Henry Moul, enlisted into 'C' Company 4th Training Battalion Royal Engineers on 14th November 1940. His trade was carpentry and joinery before he joined up. I have attached three relevant pages of the service record, one page from his B200d Service Record and the B103 Service and Casualty forms. First of all, what does 'Casualty' mean in this context - I presume it does not mean casualty as in injured? I have added coloured boxes to highlight problematic areas. 1). On the B200d form and page 2 of the B103, boxed in pink, there are words I can't quite read. It says, "Musti*** under ? of L Trades as Carp(enter) & Joiner B111 ? ? 14/11/40". Can anybody fill in the missing bits? 2). On Page 2 of the B103, boxed in blue, the place name looks like Haithwaite. Does anybody know where this is/was? His family seemed to think he did his initial 'commando' type training somewhere in Scotland. The only reference I can find is a Haithwaite Farm near Calisle. 3). In the yellow box, the 281 Field Company has been changed to Field Park Company. What's the difference between a Field Company and a Field Park Company? 4). Order no. 13/42 gives his posting from 281 Corps Fd Pk Coy to 226 Field Coy, High Wycombe (no date given) but the next order (7/42) gives his unit (in green box) as 266. Is this a mistake and should it be 226? 5). Has anybody any idea what 'L.E.Less' in Skegness in the puple box means? 6). Order 21/42 has him rejoining 226 Coy in Halton. Would this be Halton near Widnes in Cheshire? 7). At the bottom of page 2 and also near the top of page three of the B103, in a brown box, he is granted two periods of 9 days 'priv' leave, first to Skegness and then to Holme. Any guesses what 'priv' leave is, and where is Holme? 8). Top of B103 page 3 in a purple box he is attached to '43 RTC Welbeck Abbey, Workshop'. I think that should be 'Worksop' since Welbeck Abbey is near there, but what is 43 RTC? Could it be some Training Coy? 9). In the cyan box he is attached to 143 Infantry Brigade in Skegness for 11 days. Any ideas what that could have been for? George's wife seems to remember him being involved in laying mines along the East Coast in preparation for an expected invasion from Germans based in Scandanavia, and then later having to remove all the mines when the invasion did not happen. He would never take his family on holiday to the East Coast after that knowing that probably all the mines had never been cleared. His wife tells a horrific story of when he was clearing the mines and his sergeant in front of him accidentally detonated one. George apparently caught his head or what was left of it!!!! George was transferred to the Royal Navy early in 1944 and saw service in Ceylon. A lot of questionas there I know but I would be grateful for any help at all with them.